The inaugural Mississippi Chef Challenge – A Challenge to End Hunger will be held on Thursday, September 21, at the Biloxi Civic Center from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast, which 24 counties spanning south Alabama, south Mississippi and the panhandle of Florida.
Participating chefs will compete head-to-head in four categories — Best Soup, Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, and Best Dessert. Attendees will have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite dish. The winner will qualify to compete in the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL.
One in four children and one in six adults on the Mississippi Gulf coast struggle with hunger. Feeding the Gulf Coast works through member organizations and special programs to provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis or disaster.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit Feeding the Gulf Coast.
About Feeding the Gulf Coast:
Feeding the Gulf Coast, formerly Bay Area Food Bank, serves a 24-county area spanning south Alabama, south Mississippi and the Panhandle of Florida. In 2016, the food bank distributed over 22 million pounds of food to nearly 400 church pantries, soup kitchens and other nonprofit organizations throughout its service area. The food bank also operates multiple nutrition programs, including Summer Feeding, After School Snack, Backpack, Disaster Relief, Community Garden, Mobile Pantry, Produce Drop, Cooking Matters, and SNAP Outreach. Feeding the Gulf Coast is a United Way agency and a member of Feeding America. For more information, visit www.feedingthegulfcoast.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.